Couple plans homebirth, but ends up at hospital. Hospital ends up calling Social Services, who bullies Mom about agreeing to a "safety plan" for the healthy baby. Mom asks to talk to Dad (who was checking on their other kids), social worker refuses & calls police. Police take custody of baby, hospital kicks Mom out, where she sleeps in the car near the hospital so she can feed the baby every 3 hrs as agreed.
Is there a proposal that fixes the TSA and health care while also reducing the cost of government? Is it something that Republicans, Democrats, and fiscal libertarians can all agree on? Or is this compromise too good to be true?
Across the globe, citizens of nations with government-run health care systems experience long wait times, a lack of access to certain treatments and, in some instances, a diminished quality of medical care. Navigate the links below to learn more about patients’ health care horror stories.
When you're a patient, you trust you're in good hands, but even the best doctor or nurse can make a mistake on you or someone you love. "Mistakes are happening every day in every hospital in the country that we're just not catching," says Dr. Albert Wu, an internist at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Medical errors kill more than a quarter million people every year in the United States and injure millions. Add them all up and "you have probably the third leading cause of death" in the country, says Dr. Peter Pronovost, an anesthesiologist and critical care physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
LONDON — Perhaps the only consistent thing about Britain’s socialized health care system is that it is in a perpetual state of flux, its structure constantly changing as governments search for the elusive formula that will deliver the best care for the cheapest price while costs and demand escalate.
Lincoln and Cecilia Rogers say their dreams came true when baby Lilia was born healthy just a week ago. But they describe a nightmare in getting her home from Summerlin Hospital.
"They said, ‘Well, if you leave the hospital I'll have to arrest you and your husband.'"
The couple says it got a second opinion and spoke with a pediatrician at Summerlin Hospital, who agreed that it would be okay if the couple took the baby home with minor jaundice as long as they signed a medical release form.